My Rainforest Experience
Tropical vegetation at night.
I have visited both tropical and temperate Rain forests and I find it so appalling that they are being cut down. I've visited temperate Rain forests in the Pacific Northwest and tropical rain forests
along the Amazon River in Peru. Both forests were completely green, filled with enormous amounts of wet plants, trees, shrubs, and leaves and tons of different animals. When I was in Peru we saw snakes, frogs, and tons of unfamiliar insects. It baffles my mind that people can cut down parts of rich, lush ecosystems that so greatly affect our lives.
While I never experienced rain forest destruction first-hand, I am somewhat familiar with the processes of rain forest destruction and clear cutting. While I’ve never seen the movie The Lorax, I read the book as a child. I did, however, watch a movie called Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest, that first informed me about the tragic destruction that occurs to rain forests and all of the plants and animals that are tragically demolished. I’ve also seen Rain Forest protection and awareness in certain museums or aquariums, or other products that assist with Rain Forest protection.
While I’m not sure what will get corporations and companies to stop demolished so much of the forest, I do believe that a little can go a long way. If people are more informed about what is happening to Rain Forests, and how much of a impact they really do have on our lives, maybe they will make a difference.Barry's Response
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